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Joseph Herbert Dronsfield (c1873-1901) of Dronsfield Brothers
1901 Obituary 
JOSEPH HERBERT DRONSFIELD died on June 6, 1901, at the age of twenty-eight years. He was educated at Manchester Grammar School and Rossall College. He then went to a cotton-mill for three years to learn cotton-spinning, and from there joined the firm of Dronsfield Brothers Ltd., Atlas Iron Works, Oldham, makers of textile machinery. He worked at designing new and improving old inventions, was a good mathematician, and at the time of his death had entire charge of the works.
He was elected a member of the Iron and Steel Institute in 1900.